Alice the Great Horned Owl is a permanently injured owl who works at the Houston Nature Center in Houston, MN and lives with her handler, Karla Bloem. Rusty and Iris are Great Horned Owls that are both blind in their right eyes and cannot live in the wild. Rusty and Iris are breeding in captivity as part of Karla's vocal study on Great Horned Owls. All together they have led to the creation of an International Owl Center in Houston, MN and an International Festival of Owls.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Come on, #3!
Owlet #3 is still in the process of hatching. While the small pip side of the egg is still up, I wanted to share the underside of the egg that we got a fleeting look at last evening around 5:30 PM after Iris fed the kids with the pipped egg outside of her protective feathers. There is a wide line cut across the egg, so we can realize #3 has more going on than just the little hole we can see.